Passwords reused by 6 of 10 consumers
Passwords remain a brittle security blanket when wielded by many consumers, a new survey has found. Despite routine web breaches, six out of ten continue to reuse the same few passwords over and over.
The survey results from US fraud-detection vendor CSID shouldn’t be surprising. As well as risky password re-use which makes multiple sites vulnerable from a single breach, 54 percent of respondents had only five passwords or fewer while 44 percent changed these once a year or less.